Ready for a day at the pool or the beach? Probably not, since with kids, nothing is ever really ready.
Any one of the seven suits you had for them at the beginning of the season will do. No, I don't know why you can never find a matching two-piece set (maybe the missing pieces are out partying with the missing socks),so just mix and match; trust me, no one cares. Well, maybe you can't use a top piece as a bottom piece, but whatever. This is why I only buy one-piece suits. Now that you've spent half an hour just looking for bathing suits, it's time to get them dressed.
Apply sunscreen to every exposed area of skin. (Yet another reason to buy one-piece suits.) This should only take about 20 minutes per child. You might think it's quicker to just have kids apply their own, but then you'll just have to waste more time cleaning up the mess, and driving to the store for more sunscreen after the first kid pours the entire bottle on himself.
You almost forgot the towels, didn't you? Go fetch them from the linen closet. Oh, wait a minute, there are NONE in the linen closet, are there? Just like there hasn't been a clean dish in the house since school let out, neither have the towels been spared. Not sure where they are? Go check the kids' playroom. Chances are Barbie has a brand new tent and the plush animals are all snuggled under their new "blankies." Retrieve a few towels and we're ready to go!
So everyone is suited up, sunscreen-protected and ready to go. Dive in and enjoy the three minutes of pool time that elapse before you hear those seven words that ruin every trip to anywhere; "I have to go to the bathroom!" Time to get out and wriggle them out of their suits (why didn't I buy them two-pieces?), and mop the wet footprints from the floor. And of course, that three minutes of swimming worked up their appetites so now it's time for lunch..
I don't care what time of day it is. While you're flipping those grilled cheese sandwiches, pour yourself a cocktail. Enjoy it while you search for a day camp that still has openings.
Super list all inclusive of the great things!
Beautiful and humorous style. H5
I am laughing so hard at this, oh the memories. The good news - they grow up (eventually). Mind pouring me one of those cocktails?
True list indeed! H5
Hilarious, but only because it's so true!!
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